A new arms control agreement between Moscow and the US before 2026 is unclear according to Russia's deputy envoy.

Andrei Belousov said it is difficult to anticipate that Russia would be able to reach an agreement with the United States before the latters expiration in 2026 . Belousov said that there is still enough time to reach a new deal, but that requires political will and real ambition .

Moscow, August 6 (Sputnik): At the Review Conference of the Nuclear Security Treaty (NPT), Russias deputy envoy to the United Nations Andrei Belousov said that it is difficult to anticipate that Russia would be able to reach an agreement with the United States before the latter's expiration in 2026.It's also difficult to speculate about this, Belousov, the deputy head of the Russian delegation at the 10th NPT review conference, told journalists.He said that there is still enough time to reach a new deal, but that requires political will and real ambition.Prior to the NPT conference, US President Joe Biden said on Monday that his team was able to quickly negotiate a new arms control scheme to replace the New START deal with Russia, which expires in 2026, provided that Moscow proves readiness to resume work on nuclear arms control with the US.Belousov also stated that Moscow would not accept any prerequisites from Washington.